Details are still emerging, but the premise of the dispute on Billy Mitchell's record is fascinating and the evidence against its legitimacy compelling in that the story contains the kind of weirdness one has come to expect from Twin Galaxies scoreboard shenanigans.
For this is a tragedy. For him. For classic gaming. For Twin Galaxies. For everyone. We didn't need this. And as angry as it makes me that he lied to us all, in the end we all lied to each other, too, by going along with the charade for as long as we did, when we all knew something was wrong. Some of us for years. We knew, just as we know other "iconic champions" aren't champions at all. They cheated just the same and have been exalted as "legends" and "Kings" even though most of us know damned well that their stories are 100% manufactured.
For days it laid face down in the rain, kicked to the curb on a street in Albia, Iowa, a mere 22 miles from Walter Day's arcade-famous city of Ottumwa, the very same arcade featured in many films and documentaries. A seemingly tragic end to a game that had once taken the world by storm … Continue reading ZAXXON RISING: One Man’s Quest To Save One of The Most Under-Appreciated Games in America